172470 Q &a /discussion

Sunday, October 26, 2008: 3:30 PM

Jeffrey A. Rhoades, PhD , Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD
The Purpose of this Q&A session is to give participants the opportunity to discuss and review the presentations given in the first half of the Learning Institute course. Course attendees will have the chance to discuss potential reasearch projects using the MEPS data and get answers to technical questions that may have arisen over the course of the overview, condition, use and expenditure, health insurance, and analytic tool presentations. Participants will be able to question the presenters in detail about the structure and design of the MEPS public use data files.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to identify potential research projects that could utilize the MEPS data on the topics of expenditures, conditions, and health insurance.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have acted as moderator/presenter for MEPS workshops over a dozen times in the past.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.